Tag: ONA

by Phillip Smith

> “The Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership is all about producing kick-ass open-source code, recipes, and ideas to solve real problems, in real newsrooms, with real teams. We do this by tapping into communities of journalists and developers, and getting them to design, invent, and learn with us. And also by deploying fellows into news organizations [...] more »

by Retha Hill

What a difference a year makes. The Online News Association Conference in Boston looked a lot more like America in terms of diversity than last year’s Washington, D.C., gathering. People of color were included in most sessions, including timely discussions on elections and crowdsourcing. From the opening plenary with Vivek Kundra, the former U.S. chief [...] more »

by David Cohn

At this year’s ONA conference, I’ll be on a panel called “I failed and so can you.” I’ve always been a big fan of failure. I think journalism should hold a “fail camp“ (inspired by Ethan Zuckerman). When I restarted the blog carnival, a site that I’ve organized where bloggers can convene to all write [...] more »

by Amanda Hickman

We quietly opened DocumentCloud’s catalog to public searches in January, and we’ve been working since to do more with the great documents that reporters have added to our catalog. When Vancouver Sun investigative reporter Chad Skelton asked if there was a way to automate display of the growing cache of documents he was retrieving from [...] more »

by Retha Hill

It’s been a couple of weeks since Tim O’Reilly’s News Foo rolled into the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix, and while I truly enjoyed thinking big thoughts with big thinkers about the direction of our industry, I couldn’t help but notice how lacking in diversity the invitation-only gathering was. The [...] more »

by JD Lasica

As one of the very early members of the Online News Association, I’ve attended my share of ONA conferences over the years. This year, I wasn’t able to attend the annual gathering that ended in Washington, DC, over the weekend. Instead, I spent most of last weekend at TechCrunch50, a technology conference in San Francisco [...] more »

by Dianne Lynch

It’s been more than a month since the students and faculty in the Innovation Incubator project presented their projects to an audience of reporters and editors at the Online News Association in Toronto. Before that event, we surveyed the students about their expectations, their impressions, and their conclusions about the process. It was, without a [...] more »

by Paul Grabowicz

At a session on video games at the Online News Association conference last month, the panelists discussed how much text can be included in a game – a topic my students and I have been grappling with in our Remembering 7th Street video game project. A couple of the speakers on the Using Serious Games [...] more »

by Benjamin Melançon

Many who spoke at the Online News Association conference in Toronto defined education (of the public) as an important part of journalists’ work. Most of us clearly do not feel the need to fulfill Toronto-raised Mary Harris “Mother” Jones‘ injunction to educate, agitate, organize (and not doing so is a disservice news organizations do to [...] more »

by Paul Lamb

Once again, another conference that didn’t fully leverage technology tools to help people connect, make new friends, and collaborate instantly and on the fly….I am speaking of this week’s Online News Asscociation Conference in Toronto. Here’s how it might have been different: • Conference attendees provide some basic profile information and tag key interests using [...] more »